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UPDATE: Two children located after father defies court order

Michael Tilley and his two children were last seen Friday afternoon.
Michael Tilley and his two children were last seen Friday afternoon.(wsaz)
Published: Oct. 23, 2021 at 9:01 PM EDT
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JACKSON COUNTY, Oh. (WSAZ) - UPDATE 3 P.M. 10/24/21 The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says Michael Tilley was arrested at his home on Jackson Hill Road around 1:30 p.m. Sunday. He is now in custody.

UPDATE 10:00 A.M. 10/24/21 Two children have been located after being taken by their father without permission according to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.

Police say the suspect, Michael Tilley remains at-large after his wife dropped the children off at a relatives home early Sunday morning around 3 a.m. They have since been surrendered to authorities.

If you have seen Tilley or know his whereabouts, contact the Jackson County Sheriffs Office by calling 911 or 740-286-6464.

10/23/21 : Two children are missing out of Jackson County, Ohio after police say their father defied a court order to surrender them.

According to a post on social media by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, 42-year-old Michael Tilley took off early Friday afternoon with his two children, who were supposed to be returned to the custody of Child Protective Services.

The children, 13-year-old William and 10-year-old Annalee were last seen just before 3 p.m. Friday.

He is believed to be driving a gray Dodge minivan with a black front bumper with fake license plates.

Officials say Tilley has violent tendencies and has an active arrest warrant for a probation violation.

He is described as 6′1 with brown hair and brown eyes. Tilley is estimated to weigh about 140 pounds.

If you see him or his children or have any information regarding their whereabouts, you’re asked to contact the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office at 740-286-6464 or call 911.

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